The Global Relay Grand Prix returns to Gastown TODAY Wednesday, July 10! This year’s event marks the 40th anniversary of not only the Gastown district’s cycling road circuit race but also Vancouver’s largest and most renowned professional cycling race. It’s also part of the ‘BC Superweek’ of cycling competitions.
Over the decades, many of North America’s cycling greats have participated in the Global Relay Grand Prix, including the likes of Ron Hayman, Alex Steida and Alison Sydor. The race route is a 1200 metre continuous loop that begins on Water Street heading west, turns left onto West Cordova and then turns left on Carrall Street before returning to Water Street.
35,000 spectators line these streets to watch 150 cyclists riding at exciting speeds of 60 km/h. The event begins with the women’s race (30 laps; 36 km) and ends with the men’s race (50 laps; 60 km). To ensure that you have a good viewing location, you are encouraged to arrive early.
- 5:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony
- 6:05 p.m. Women’s Staging
- 6:15 p.m. Women’s Race
- 7:20 p.m. Men’s Staging
- 7:30 p.m. Men’s Race
- 9:15 p.m. Award Presentations (Top 3 Men and Women)
RACE MAP (Start/Finish line is located at the intersection of Water and Cambie Streets)